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France Vows to Wage War on Assad Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Aug 29, 2014, 12:35 AM

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is fighting Islamist jihadist group, the Islamic State of Syria and Levant (ISIS). Meanwhile French President Francois Hollande pledges to continue fighting Assad.

According to NewsMax, "French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should receive more Western support, but he ruled out Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally against the jihadists. Syrian rebel forces have been fighting Assad for more than three years with political backing from the West in a war that has cost 190,000 lives. But hardline Islamist groups have increasingly dominated the anti-Assad struggle, posing a dilemma for Western countries."

Hollande is quoted as saying that, "Today, we are seeing the consequences (of inaction last year). The (Assad) regime continues without holding back its policy of repression, refugees are amassing in neighboring countries and terrorist groups are gaining ground."

As reported by NewsMax, "Militant fighters of Islamic State, a radical al Qaeda offshoot, have seized swathes of both Syria and Iraq in recent months, alarming regional and Western governments, and have vowed to establish a trans-border Sunni Muslim caliphate. France was the first Western country to recognize Syria's opposition forces, but was left out on a limb last year when the United States called off planned air strikes against Assad just hours before French planes were due to take off."

ISIS will be more emboldened to engage in global jihad if Assad steps down.

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